noun \ˈpō-ə-zē, -sē\
plural po·e·sies

Definition of POESY

a :  a poem or body of poems
b :  poetry
c :  artificial or sentimentalized poetic writing
:  poetic inspiration

Examples of POESY

  1. <in olden days young gentlemen were expected to be proficient in the art of poesy>

Origin of POESY

Middle English poesie, from Middle French, from Latin poesis, from Greek poiēsis, literally, creation, from poiein
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to POESY

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, prosody


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